Clients say he is “a real standout” and “a super smart lawyer, a very effective communicator with clients and a very decent human being.”Chambers USA 2020

Senet S. Bischoff

New York
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA

Senet S. Bischoff is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Bischoff is a member of the Corporate Department and advises clients on corporate finance and general securities and corporate matters. He has experience in a broad range of financing and liability management transactions, including:

  • High yield bond offerings
  • Leveraged buy-outs
  • Restructurings (both in-court and consensual)
  • Distressed refinancings
  • Distressed debt exchanges
  • Recapitalizations
  • Initial public offerings
  • Exit financings
  • Block trades
  • Tax-free debt exchanges

Mr. Bischoff represents issuers, private equity sponsors, underwriters, placement agents, initial purchasers, bond holders, and other parties in public and private, secured and unsecured, investment grade, high yield, and convertible debt financings (and restructurings) and equity offerings of all kinds in a broad array of industries, including:

  • Gaming (including casinos, gaming technology, resort and casino development financing, and social gaming)
  • Natural resources
  • Energy
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Real estate development
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Media and telecommunications
  • Technology
  • Defense
  • Pharmaceuticals

He also represents public and private companies in connection with corporate governance, securities law, and financing matters, and investment banks, companies, private equity sponsors, and investors in all manner of other engagements, including tender and exchange offers and consent solicitations; the purchase or sale of distressed debt; restructurings (including exchange offers and distressed refinancings); SEC, FINRA, NASDAQ, and NYSE filings and compliance; and bridge lending and loan commitments.

Mr. Bischoff serves on the firm’s Ethics Committee, Women Enriching Business (WEB) Steering Committee, and Opinions and Confirmations Committee. He previously served on the firm’s Finance Committee, Training and Career Enhancement Committee, and Associates Committee, and is a former Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Department in New York. Mr. Bischoff was recognized by Chambers USA as a leading capital markets attorney from 2014 – 2020 and The Legal 500 US from 2010 – 2018. He was included in the 2011 – 2014 editions of New York Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the area of Corporate Finance and Securities.

Mr. Bischoff is a regular contributor to the firm’s internal knowledge management and training efforts, as well as its external client alerts and client training presentations, and has been a speaker at conferences and CLE training hosted by Ms. JD, PLI and SIFMA, among others.

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